English version

embark on/upon something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishembark on/upon something phrasal verbSTART DOING somethingto start something, especially something new, difficult, or exciting He embarked on a new career as a teacher. embark→ See Verb table
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embark on/upon Engelbart was embarking on a crusade to augment human capabilities by applying new technologies and developing ways to interact with that technology.In the late 1980s, the United States embarked on a major undertaking: the human genome project.Liz was embarking on a world of wealth, with Charles Headleand.She has a great job that takes her all over the world and lets her embark on all kinds of adventures.Well, Jimmy was a Southern Baptist and the nation was embarked upon an epoch of fierce moral rectitude.For optimum results: Only embark on any new exercise programme when you are not premenstrual.He then embarked on the serious biographies which made his name.Fascinated by photography, he embarked on the three journeys to the Middle East that were to make his reputation.
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Verb table
embark
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyembark
he, she, itembarks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyembarked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave embarked
he, she, ithas embarked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad embarked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill embark
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have embarked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam embarking
he, she, itis embarking
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you, we, theyare embarking
Past
I, he, she, itwas embarking
you, we, theywere embarking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been embarking
he, she, ithas been embarking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been embarking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be embarking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been embarking
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